Social Security for the Internet

Securing network resource allocation is one of the most important architectural issues that the Internet faces today. The Internet architecture makes it easy to launch Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks, where a collection of hosts with sufficient bandwidth can disrupt communication between arbitrary hosts simply by flooding the network with unwanted packets. Recent times have seen several intriguing proposals to combat Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks, where malicious users flood a limited resource preventing legitimate users from accessing that resource.

Provided by: University of Massachusetts Topic: Security Date Added: Aug 2006 Format: PDF

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